"More Jack Than God" was the name of his last solo album almost eleven years ago. The now 70 year old Scottish bass god alluded to his former Cream colleague Eric Clapton. "Silver Rails" was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, with old companions like Robin Trower, but also musicians with whom he has toured in recent years, like drummer Cindy Blackman Santana or organist John Medeski. Furthermore, the special guest list is peppered with illustrious names like Bernie Marsden (ex-Whitesnake), Uli Jon Roth (ex-Scorpions) or Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music). "Silver Rails" has become a mature, round work of old age in which Jack Bruce looks back on his dazzling career. It tends towards piano ballads ("Industrial Child") and bluesy hard rock ("Rusty Lady"). But the ex-cream musician is still not averse to jazz rock. The "drone" proves that he always has new musical and political developments on the radar. But that remains the exception.
Top track: Drone